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Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
+1 602-257-1688
10:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 10:30 - 20:00
Fri 10:30 - 21:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were going to the opera and wanted a quiet place to eat befor the event. It is only 3 blocks from the symphony hall. The atmosphere was great (no loud music so you could hear each other) and the menu was nice and one page. My husband had the meat loaf and I had steak frites.... More 

Thank Anom10
San Antonio
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little pricey, but the food isn't bad. I had the BBQ salmon. It was very tasty. The service was ok, perhaps a little slow.

Thank BrideMomSanAntonio
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I work in downtown Phoenix and I used to really enjoy going here. They were a little expensive for lunch, but the food was always good and there were a lot of choices. I went again recently, and it's just lost its appeal. The menu is less than half of what it used to be and the waitress said that... More 

Thank Colleen H
Phoenix, Arizona
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143 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have gone to this place in the past and enjoyed it. Since then, it has changed hands and the prices went up. Although the food and service is good, I believe the prices are too high to enjoy a long run. The Manhattan cocktail at $14 is good but should be $12 at most. Likewise, the meatloaf is good,... More 

Thank chochunter
Niagara Falls, New York
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

We had just endured a five hour flight with our dog, picked up a car, and parked off Central Avenue to find a spot to eat. All the places seem like the kind with order and pickup, find a spot, and we just wanted to be waited on. Tom's had outside seating as well as inside, and we didn't have... More 

Thank donnyray450
Saint Charles
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Great food and very interesting flavor profiles. Kitchen seemed slow especially since we were the only table in the restaurant section. Our server was great and very responsive.

Thank Jim P
Phoenix, Arizona
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112 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A staple in downtown Phoenix for decades, you can not go wrong at Tom's. The varied menu offers many choices, but my favorite is the Cobb Salad. Eat there at least once a month. Next time you're in downtown Phoenix, check out Tom's!

Thank CaboKing1
Yarnell, az
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

If there is anything that upsets me, and makes me to never want to go back is for a restaurant to close early when they have posted hours. Any one who is in business knows that there are times when business is very slow, but should stay open according to posted hours. Will never try this place again.

Thank Eldencnaz
Tucson, Arizona
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This restaurant was very busy at lunch time. After considering the options in the nearby area, we decided to give it a try after looking at other reviews. While my friend and I hesitated eating at the bar, we were not disappointed. The delicious food and excellent service were a welcome surprise after after a long day of travel. If... More 

Thank tblazer2015
Sun City, Arizona
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249 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I was expecting pub food and craft beers. What I got was more nouveau French that you pay a lot of money for and leave hungry. We got two entrees with water no appetizer, no dessert and left $60 poorer. I was not impressed. By the time I got the lemon I requested for my fish, it was cold. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$25
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 20:00
10:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-257-1688
We're back and we're better than ever!Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill Patio Now reopened, remodeled and revitalized!Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill is serving lunch and dinner to the downtown Phoenix crowd. The history of Tom's Tavern is a long and storied one and it dates back to 1929.Now with a brand new facelift and attitude, Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill returns to the geo-political gathering spot for downtown Phoenix that it has been for many years...Our full-service bar and restaurant will be serving the downtown Phoenix community six days a week. Our Governor's Room is a private dining option that allows you to conduct business meetings as well as have space for family and social functions.In addition to our in-house service, Tom's now offers complete catering service to serve your needs.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?